Capabilities

Hydro Richards provides a wide range of Aftermarket Services for the following types of equipment:


  • Centrifugal pump and machinery rebuilding
  • Non-destructive testing
  • New and rebuilding of babbitted bearings
  • Fusion welding of stellite and colmonoy hard surfacing for high wear pump components
  • Post weld heat treatment in a controlled oven for 400SS series material
  • Weld repairs to carbon steel, austenitic and duplex stainless steels

No matter what industry you’re in, you need quality & reliability from your service provider. For more detailed information on Hydro's worldwide pump aftermarket services, please visit the Hydro, Inc. website.

  • Manufacturing
  • Precision Machining
  • Fusion Welding
  • Pump Repair & Servicing

We have over four decades of manufacturing the following components:

  • New and rebuilding of babbitted bearings
  • Process and multi-stage pump shafts
  • Components for the CANDU Nuclear Reactors
  • Pump sleeves, bushings and wear rings
  • Journal bearings
  • Bearing housings
  • Steam turbine shafts
  • Helicopter transmission housings
  • Helicopter drive train components
  • Couplings

The following services are available on a 7 day, 24 hour basis.

  • Shaft turning to 20" diameter, (34"gap) x 120" long
  • Turning on a 36" Swing Mazak
  • Milling 24" x 24" x 32" high
  • Shaft cylindrical grinding between centers to 132" long
  • Internal cylindrical grinding to 14" diameter x 12" long
  • Surface grinding 14" wide x 40" long
  • Line and positional boring
  • Weld repairs to carbon steel, austenitic and duplex stainless steels
  • Post weld heat treatment
  • CNC Coordinate measuring to 16" x 18" x 12" high
  • Dye penetrant examination

Hydro’s knowledgeable team is supported by the most comprehensive repair capabilities in the world. Expertise in pump design, mechanics, and repair define Hydro’s unmatched capabilities. Hydro Richards provides fusion welding technology for remanufactured and OEM components for high-volume surfacing, complex geometries, irregularly-shaped parts, multidimensional profiles, and threaded areas. Advantages of laser welding include:

  • Fusion welding of stellite and colmonoy hard surfacing
  • Selective hardness ranges
  • Various levels of corrosion resistance
  • Matching substrate chemistry
  • Minimal inter-metallic dilution
  • Low heat input
  • Low thermal distortion
  • Narrow heat-affected zone

Hydro Richards identifies the root cause of pump failure and re-engineers pumping equipment to eliminate those problems identified while keeping costs down for our customers. Our approach is different from other local suppliers who simply repair equipment. Because we are independent, Hydro Richards offers an unbiased view of all pump problems and is not driven by the sales of spare parts or new pump sales.

Our driver is to fix your pump problem. Hydro Richard’s approach focuses on increasing equipment life, thereby reducing maintenance costs associated with the repair, parts purchase and in-house labor costs resulting from premature equipment shutdown. Hydro Richards provides extensive repair and upgrade services including:

  • Quality repair
  • Comprehensive inspections
  • Engineered replacement parts
  • Emergency repair services
  • NDT inspections
  • Fabrication
  • Welding and weld repair
  • Rotor centralization
  • Hydraulic gap analysis
  • Stringent balancing codes
  • Surface coatings
  • Hardening treatments
  • Rotor rebuilds
  • CNC manufacturing